Windchime is a 1981 Tartan 37C we purchased in May 2000.  We've made extensive upgrades to nearly every facet of the boat to prepare her for cruising.  The picture below shows her sailing in Block Island Sound in August 2003. 


Type:                Sail, Racer/Cruiser – Aft Cockpit            Builder:            Tartan

Year:                1981                                                            Model:             37C 

LOA:               37’-3”                                                           Designer:         Sparkman & Stephens

LOD:               37’-3”                                                           Hull:                 Fiberglass     

LWL:               28’-6"                                                                                    Keel/Centerboard

Beam:             11’-9”                                                          Deck:               Fiberglass

Min. Draft:        4’-2”    Board up                                       Rig:                  Sloop

Max Draft         7’-9"      Board Down                               Engine:            40 HP diesel -1100hr+

Disp:                15,500 lbs                                                                            1981 Westerbeke 50

Fuel:                 50 gallons                                                  Accom:            7 berths

Water:              90 gallons/two tanks                                 Ballast              Lead - 7,500 lbs

Sail Area:            625 s.f.                                                    Color:               Forest Green


OVERVIEW:  Sleeps seven, Head with shower.

FORWARD CABIN:   Large V-berth forward with 6” cushions (2004). Storage and custom built 35 gallon waste holding tank under v-berth (2004).  Odor-safe waste tubing. Hanging lockers port and starboard. Three-drawer bureau starboard. Overhead hatch with custom screens. Two opening ports with screens.

HEAD:  Groco Model K Toilet (2003), sink and shower with drain in sole. One opening port with screen.   H & C pressure water with fresh water manual backup.  Medicine cabinet and storage out board in two lockers. 

MAIN SALON:   Hanging locker to starboard, pull  out settee to starboard with 60-gallon water tank under, storage behind and pilot berth above.  “L” shaped settee to port with 30-gallon water tank under, storage under and behind.  Drop leaf table, hatch above with custom screen., two dorade vents and seven opening ports with screens. CD stereo with two speakers.   Custom flip-up teak trimmed Formica galley side table.  New cushions (2004).              

GALLEY:   Aft to starboard. Three burner Princess propane stove with oven and solenoid gas switch.  7 cubic foot icebox with Sea Frost  engine-driven and 12V refrigeration (2003). Pot pan and dish storage aft, above counter.  H & C pressure water with fresh water manual backup, salt-water manual pump. Two stainless steel sinks. 

NAVIGATION STATION:  Aft to port faces forward.  Full size table with chart storage and three drawers.  Double quarter berth aft of navigation station with 50-gallon fuel tank under.  Access to engine compartment under companionway. 

DECK AND COCKPIT:                                                        

Double lifelines (2001)                                   

Stainless steel dinghy davits (2003)                       

Navigation lights (2001)

Masthead tricolor anchor light (2004)                                                                              

Lofrans Progress I vertical electric windlass (2001)

Stainless steel stem cap with double anchor rollers (2001)

Inboard and outboard Genoa tracks (2007) and Cabin top Staysail tracks

Gangway with 3 teak boards                                   

Cockpit lockers starboard and aft                               

Edson Pedestal steering with compass (Refurbished 2003) 

30” Edson Destroyer wheel with padded leather cover (2001)                           

Edson pedestal mounted folding cockpit table (2003)

Sharp Canvas dodger  (2002) and biminy (2001)

Cockpit screening/enclosure (2004)                                                                       

White custom cockpit cushions

Stainless steel stern mount boarding ladder

Bow and stern pulpit

Varnished seats

Cockpit shower



44# Bruce anchor with 200 ft. 5/16” G-4 chain and 100 ft. 5/8" rope, primary (2004)            

35# CQR anchor, 40 ft. 5/16” G-4 chain and 200 ft. 5/8" rope, secondary

20# Aluminum spade anchor, stern (2004)                                                    

Fortress FX-37 anchor, storm (2004)     



Icom M502 VHF Radio (2004), new VHF antenna (2004)                       

Raymarine ST60 wind instrument (2003)                                   

Raymarine ST60 Tridata Instrument (2003)

Raymarine GPS (2003)                                        

Raymarine fluxgate compass (2003)

Raymarine 18” radar dome on Questus gimbaled mast mount (2003)

Raymarine RL70CRC chartplotter/radar display (2003)

Raymarine ST6001+ autohelm with course computer (2005) and ST600R remote (2004)

Ritchie 5” Pedestal Mount Compass (rebuilt 2003)



House batteries:  Two 8D gel batteries—440 AHr total (2008)

Starting batteries:  Two Group 27 gel starting batteries (2008)            

Balmar 110-amp alternator with mult- step regulator (2003)

12-volt lighting system

DC electrical system

AC electrical system with Dockside Cable and Dockside switch panel

Dual battery parallel switches (2003)                                                                       

Engine alarm system                                                           

Electrical bonding system                                               

Heart Link 2000 battery monitor (2003)                       

Heart 1500W inverter/charger (2003)           

Rutland 913 wind generator  (2003), new controller/regulator (2004)  

Kyocera 80W solar panel (2004)



Schaefer 2100  roller furling for headsail (2004)                                                           

Schaefer boom vang (2004)                                                                       

Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster (2004)

Wire standing rigging (2004)                                   

Shaefer In-boom furling for mainsail (2004)                                                                                   

Trysail track (2004)                                                 

Whisker pole car track (2004)

Removable inner forestay   

Mast re-anodized (1991)

Two wire/rope running backstays (new line 2004)        

Forespar 13-24’ 50/50 aluminum carbon whisker pole, mast mounted (2004)            

Spinnaker pole and reaching strut.

Running rigging consists of two T-900  jib halyards, one Endura braid spinnaker halyard, one T-900 main halyard,  one T-900 staysail halyard/ spinnaker lift (2003).


1 –Lewmar #30, 2 speed self-tailing, coach mounted (2002)  

1-Andersen #46 stainless steel, 2 speed self-tailing, coach mounted (2007)

2 – Lewmar #48 stainless steel, 2 speed self-tailing.  Primary winches  (2004)                               

2 – Lewmar #44 chrome, 2 speed, self-tailing Lewmars.  Secondary winches (2004)        

3 – mast mounted Lewmar halyard winches.



1 – 7 oz. Full-batten spectra mainsail for in-boom furler by Halsey Lidgard (2004)

1 – 135% Furling Genoa by Halsy Lidgard (2004)

1 – 9 oz. Storm trysail by Hood (mounted on separate track)

1 – 7.2 oz. Staysail with reef by Hood

1 -- 9 oz. Storm jib by Hood

1 – 1.5 oz. Nylon MPS cruising spinnaker (19??) with ATN sleeve (2004)

1 – Ύ oz. Triradial spinnaker by Farrar (1988)  


SAFETY EQUIPMENT:                                             

Galerider drogue (2004)                                                                                                                                    

MOM-8 man-overboard retrieval system (2004)                                     

2 Plastimo man-overboard ladders (2004)                                                 

Life sling


SOLAS grade offshore flare kit (2004)                                                        



Engine-heated Water Heater                                                                     

Teak refinished with Armada (2009)

Forest Green Awlgrip on topsides (2002)

New barrier coat on bottom (2004)

Cabin sole refinished (2004)

Fairclough Winter Cover (2001)

Martec 2-bladed folding prop

Transmission rebuilt (2003)

Avon Rover 3.1 inflatable dinghy (2000) with Johnson Deluxe 4hp 2-stroke outboard (1993)